French Republican primary results coming: Fillon with the advantage

For those already missing all the fun from the US presidential election primary season, we are expecting results soon from the Centre-right presidential primary runoff in France, in which the Conservative “Thatcherite” Francois Fillon is anticipated to defeat the centrist Alain Juppe for the nomination. 

Fillon enters the second round with a big lead after scoring 44 percent of the vote in the first round, a result that knocked Nicolas Sarkozy out of the race. Live blog of the results is here.

Update: so far, Fillon is cruising to victory with 68.6 percent of the vote.

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